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  • Toomey: 'Unclear' if Navy Yard shooting changes background checks debate

    Toomey: 'Unclear' if Navy Yard shooting changes background checks debate
    In the aftermath of Monday's mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey cast doubt that advocates' efforts to resurrect the debate for new gun laws would be successful. Toomey, the co-architect of this spring's...
  • The weak in review --Timid Senate falters on equally timid gun control measure

     
    Friday's print column It was dismaying. Not that the U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a major gun-control proposal that would have required universal background checks prior to all firearm sales. But that such a proposal, popular though it is in......
  • How a bill becomes slaw -- an autopsy of gun-control legislation in Washington

     
    Wednesday's print column Before we move off the issue of gun control — and it’s dead for now, believe me, for reasons this column will make clear — let’s take a close look at just how something as popular as......
  • Will Congress really ban assault weapons?

    Will Congress really ban assault weapons?
    President Obama vowed Monday to use the power of his office to stop mass shootings, but was hazy on specifics. Will he? Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut called for the restoration of the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004, and Sen. Dianne...
  • Should Senate OK background checks deal?

    Should Senate OK background checks deal?
    Two U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, unveiled a compromise Wednesday to subject more gun buyers to criminal background checks. Currently the checks only apply to sales from licensed dealers,...
  • How could 31 Senators vote against debating expanded background checks?

    How could 31 Senators vote against debating expanded background checks?
    How could it be that even a single U.S. senator — no matter how opposed to gun control — could vote to hold up consideration of a proposal to require background checks for gun purchases? This is an idea not only embraced by something in the...
  • Daum: Finally, it's time for gun control

    The time is now. Those words have been reverberating in the wake of Friday's shootings in Newtown, Conn. There's at last a sense that the moment has come for some serious action on gun control. Even some of the most reliable 2nd Amendment hawks are...
  • Toomey reaffirms support for background checks ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary

    Toomey reaffirms support for background checks ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary
    On the eve of the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook murders, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey issued a statement reaffirming his support for expanding background checks on firearms sales and said he hopes the Senate can find the votes to make...
  • Obama Calls For New Proposals For Gun Control In Wake Of Newtown Massacre

    Obama Calls For New Proposals For Gun Control In Wake Of Newtown Massacre
    President Obama called for new proposals for reducing gun violence during an address Wednesday. He appointed Vice President Joseph Biden to head an inter-agency panel to come up with "a set of concrete proposals by January that I intend to push...
  • What does the NRA say now?

    What does the NRA say now?
    The rifle Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School is a descendant of the military's M-16 rifle. The bullets it fires are not as large as those used in some other rifles, but the gun's high muzzle velocity makes...
  • In State With 'Assault Weapons' Ban, Lanza's Rifle Still Legal

    Adam Lanza blasted through the glass doors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School clutching a military-style Bushmaster rifle with 30 rounds in the clip and hundreds more at the ready. When his chilling rampage was over minutes later, Lanza had used the...